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|February 23rd, 2011, 01:35 AM||#1|
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Today: Miami, Florida..moving back to Europe (Paris) in the future.
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The 6 Worst Cities In The United States
I found this blog by mistake...but interesting to read...I guess this is based on personal opinion...here is the link if you feel like reading it.
Orlando was mentioned as followed by this blogger!!
Orlando doesn't usually make any "Worst Cities" lists (that I'm
aware of), so feel free to disagree with me here. This one is
kind of personal. I lived in Orlando and learned to hate it. And
there was more than enough to hate. For what it is (and it sure as
fuck ain't NYC or San Francisco) the cost of living is high. There
are tourists everywhere, thanks to Disney World and all the other
tacky, annoying, tourist-trap bullshit which covers this town.
There's no real sense of community, as practically everyone who
lives in Orlando is from somewhere else, so the city feels
rootless and transitory. Wages are low and quality jobs are rare.
People drive like maniacs (and these are the residents, not
just the tourists). The schools are beyond awful and crime is
frighteningly high, especially for a city that's supposed to be
a world-class destination.The population is a mixture of criminals,
non-English speaking immigrants, stupid rednecks and ghetto thugs.
So f#$@% you, Orlando. Just f@!$%& you.
|February 23rd, 2011, 03:36 PM||#3|
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Tampa, FL
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Oh yeah man, much worse.
|March 3rd, 2011, 02:26 PM||#4|
penguins: mmm tasty
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: San Francisco
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I thought about defending Orlando, but then again I moved to San Francisco 6 years ago for a reason after spending 5 years there. I like the old bungalow houses, and the inner core of Orlando between downtown and Bumby is nice, but yeah the rest sucks. Parts of Winter Park and College Park are nice, but as someone who love urbanism Orlando sucks. It's Ocala with Disney. I'm from Ocala so I feel that I'm qualified to make that comparison. And yet I think of Orlando's polar opposite is Portland, Oregon, a place that I've been to a few times. If things had happened differently, maybe Orlando could have evolved in a more Portland way than say a streotypically sunbelt/FL way.